Word Test 179

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 07/29/2005

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

exerting a beneficial influence

His grandmother was always a _______ figure in his life.

favorable to health

Her _______ condition can be attributed to her eating plenty of vegetables.

source of unhappiness

For years, his unfulfilling job was the _______ of his life.


His _______ attitude never won him any friends.

easily brought to tears

Their _______ grandfather would be in tears at every birthday party.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."